Here's the guff off the Fylde website
Black Wednesday for sure!Safety fears lead to Power Kite ban
Power Kites are to be banned from Fylde beaches, foreshores and public open spaces to ensure the safety of visitors and residents.
The ban follows a recent incident involving a Power Kite line becoming tangled around a pedestrian.
In light of this incident, the use of Traction Kites, Power Kites, Sports Kites, Stunt Kites, Flying Lines, or any similar kite is not allowed on any beach, foreshore or public open space within the Borough of Fylde.
However, the use of single line kites will not be affected. The existing ban on the use of all wind powered vehicles such as Sand Yachts, Kite Buggies and Parakarts, is still in force.
Susan Fazackerley, Cabinet Member for Risk Management and Health and Safety, said: “We don’t want to be over bureaucratic and spoil a day out in Fylde. But we are acutely aware of the potential for tragic accidents on the beaches of the borough.
“This ban is in response to a recent incident and following an assessment of the risks involved, we feel that this is an appropriate measure to ensure the health and safety of everybody on the beaches. We have targeted the specific kites that could cause serious injury. The use of single line kites, popular with children, is still allowed in the borough.”
Cllr Fazackerley added: “The safety of residents and visitors is paramount. That’s why we will look at more detailed risk assessments to address the longer-term safety issues on beaches and foreshores of Fylde.”
My initial thoughts are..
1 set up a group to work it - done
2 contact BKSA - done
3 work through a proposal to submit to the council taking into account such things as leisure policy as mentioned by Richard
We need to make it watertight, again my initial thoughts are to affiliate SSBR with the BLCC, third party insurance required, prefer BKSA membership only, need to be member of BLCC plus additional cost for rahie.
Good signs, estricted areas i.e. in fornt of red brick wall ect
Gotta go now, feel free to contribute!